The Black Rook

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The Black Rook – "The Black Rook"

1.Checkmate
2.The Black Rook
3.Unfortunate
4.Forget my name
5.Heart of Steel
6.Rats
7.I am
8.Temptation (will bring me down)
9.Madman in Chains
10.Dark Disease

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released April 25, 2014

Recorded and mixed at KÓLERA studio by Celo Oliveira (www.kolera.com.br)

Produced by Celo Oliveira & The Black Rook

All music & lyrics by THE BLACK ROOK

THE BLACK ROOK is:

Flavio Senra – all lead and backing vocals
Rubens Lessa – all guitars; bass and keyboards

Guest musicians:

Celo Oliveira – drums
Choir in “The Black Rook” chorus by Flavio Senra, Gisele Britto, Hugo Faro, Marcelo Oliveira and Raquel Schuler.

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Track Name: Checkmate
1.Checkmate

Mt battle for simmetry
My road to success
Led me to banality
Addictive distress

Antipositional moves
Played by my weak hand
I became the exposed king
A fool in command

So it´s time to clear my name
Redefine rules of my game – Checkmate! (2x)
Now the pieces are all set
It´s a choice of no regret – Checkmate! (2x)

I was given sympathy
And love in a foul play
Easily blockaded
I was led astray

My dreams were crushed in a game
Of short duration
All my plans were ruined by
Miscalculation

So it´s time to clear my name
Redefine rules of my game – Checkmate! (2x)
Now the pieces are all set
It´s a choice of no regret – Checkmate! (2x)

I will endure
I´ll find the cure
Wipe the blood from my face
Irascible
And tactical
I shall regain my space
My remotion
My promotion
A woodpusher no more
More sensible
Defensible
Ready to win the war

My army will march again
straight from the back rank
I´ll pursue my focal point
Your vulnerable flank

Time to face and counterattack
All that I´ve done wrong
Like a bare king on the board
I must move along

So it´s time to clear my name
Redefine rules of my game – Checkmate! (2x)
Now the pieces are all set
It´s a choice of no regret – Checkmate! (2x)
Track Name: The Black Rook
The Black Rook

In solitude I stand
Grasping life with my hand
Watching out the strategies that were planned

Forever I shall last
In my body of clast
Rock solid thoughts build up from concrete past

All the chessboard is what the tower sees
Delusioned pawns who will fall on their knees

Chorus:
Black Rook, I have become a Black Rook, living apart
Look, look, the castle that I am
Black Rook, I have become a Black Rook, living apart
Look, look, the stones inside the man

All knights die by the sword
All bishops are unheard
For empty battles all imbeciles gird

Dark kingdoms built on grime
Queens worthless than a dime
I witness filthy schemes from time to time

I did the castling for a thousand kings
I carried the weight of a thousand stings

Black Rook, I have become a Black Rook, living apart
Look, look, the castle that I am
Black Rook, I have become a Black Rook, living apart
Look, look, the stones inside the man

I cast myself away
From this bad-tasted play
Depraved humanity in disarray

I am panoptical
I am perpetual
Unreacheable tower with no portal

The distant castle sees crowns fade away
Sad memories to remember and portray

Black Rook, I have become a Black Rook, living apart
Look, look, the castle that I am
Black Rook, I have become a Black Rook, living apart
Look, look, the stones inside the man
Track Name: Unfortunate
Unfortunate


It was many years ago
That woman came to me
Revealing things that I’d never thought to see
Emotionless desires
Inherited my soul
An unwise decision I took, oh no!

Chorus:
Unfortunate, I was unfortunate (2x)
So unfortunate

Those times I wish to be forgotten
But I’m afraid of what lies ahead
I don’t know if she is alive or she´s dead

And I hope I´ll never cross her way
She´s the pain I cannot bear
She´s the ghost that turned joy into a nightmare

Unfortunate, I was unfortunate (2x)
So unfortunate

Her voice still walks on silence
It snakes into my ear
And perforates my brain just like a spear
Devoted to a dream
My life became so stirred
I was devoured by this monstrous word: love

Unfortunate, I was unfortunate (2x)
So unfortunate
Track Name: Forget my name
Forget my name

I never confessed before
That I have gone too far
In this simulation of Life
I have acted out a role
I have never been whole
I couldn´t be what people need

A name I throw on mud
A hero who´s a dud
I chose to obliterate
Devoted to negate
Unchained from the past
My persona can´t last
I must reborn - That´s why

Chorus:
You must forget my name (4x)

I have tried to be ideal
I would die to conceal
The worst mistake, a man so fake
I have been only a slave
Of those dreams that deprave
A fool addicted to his own ego

Scratch out this vicious word
All syllables are blurred
Dare not repeat the name
I can´t afford the shame
I saw the curtains fall
I hit and broke the wall
Dead dreams haunt me - That´s why

Chorus:
You must forget my name (4x)

Take my empty name, erase it away
See the putrid idol lost in yesterday
All the false glory of my past identity
The cold empty smile of my own nonentity

I´ve told myself the lie
Now all the illusions die
A man under a cloak
A name that´s just a joke
I will never accept
The life I now regret
Then I kneel and beg – oh I beg!

Chorus:
You must forget my name (4x)
Track Name: Heart of Steel
Heart of Steel

I know that I´m just a number
Only a tear in the rain
One more shadow in the dark
A song everybody sang

But I also know I´m true
That my principles shine like gold
I´m a man of my Word
My wrong paths are so bold

If I could live forever
Then maybe I could be
The living symbol of beauty
That you would like to see

Chorus:
Heart of Steel – beats forever
Heart of Steel – living still
Heart of Steel – won´t stop never
Heart of Steel – Heavy Metal Will

I´ve accepted imperfection
As my twin brother
Everyday I learn to live
Side by side with a monster

Perseverence and Discipline
Make of man a deity
Clenched fist against chaos
Turns doom into destiny

Time is a deadly foe
Eating my precious dream
His hungry bites are vivid
In each line that I scream

Heart of Steel – beats forever
Heart of Steel – living still
Heart of Steel – won´t stop never
Heart of Steel – Heavy Metal will

Fade away, close your eyes and I will fade away
Between the syllables of all the words
That I could never say
Cut my skin
See the oil running through my veins
But deep inside
This metal heart
Makes my soul echo, echo, echo...

A silent soul
Inside me
My lonely heart
Makes me free

Chorus:
Heart of Steel – beats forever
Heart of Steel – living still
Heart of Steel – won´t stop never
Heart of Steel – Heavy Metal will
Heart of Steel – beats forever
Heart of Steel – it´s unbreakable
Heart of Steel – won´t stop never
Heart of Steel – indestructible (indestructible!)
Track Name: Rats
Rats

The taste of Life is bitter and sour
Rodent mankind just exists to devour
My faith in everything that I came to be
Humanity decays ´till the last degree

Chorus:
Rats!

Dirty mice play the pipe and lead me away
Good men shake my hand in upcoming betray
Rattus Sapiens built up this grave new world
Like a bubonic love, Hope is a plague to be unfurled

Chorus:
Rats!

Why should I sing?
My words won´t change anything.
Why would you care?
Your life the rats will not spare!

Chorus:
Rats!

All moral values are disguised neurosis
All mercy is deadly just like leptospirosis
An honest world is everything the rats feign
Just to bite my eyes and feed on my brain

So come and join
The happy feasts
Your flesh and mind
Will feed the beasts
Track Name: I am
I am
Gone without remark
Like a shadow in the dark
I can be just the man you won´t see

I´m the salvation
Born in imagination
I´m not the messiah you believe

The quickening inside myself – in my heart, nowhere else
Turns me into a force of life

Chorus:
I am – the real sign
I am – the one to shine
I am, I am
I am – the boldest play
I am – here to say
I am, I am – just a man

Stare at the mirror
You will see it clearer
I am there watching you can´t you see?

Birds of a feather
Shall always flock together
To this life we are both devotee

The force that pushes me forward – pushing me, pushing you
Makes of me more than a man

Chorus:
I am – the real sign
I am – the one to shine
I am, I am
I am – the boldest play
I am – here to say
I am, I am – a human

We´re alike, compreehend
Come here and take my hand
My flesh might be fragile
But my mind is a castle

Melting iron in my vein
Shows my nature so humane

-Chorus-
I am just a man...a man that you can be.
Track Name: Temptation (will bring me down)
Temptation (will bring me down)

My rough voice cries for life
In the depths of my will
It screams inside my head
Your voice gives me the urge
To eat pieces of glass
To throw myself on you
It´s fire
Desire
Barbed-wire

Your so sweet smile
Your touch´s a wile
Turning me vile

Chorus:
Temptation Will bring me down – bring me down, bring me down!
Temptation Will bring me down – bring me down, down, down, down...

Love is a distraction
A kind of addiction
A lack of proper medication
Love makes bodies forget
What´s pleasure and what´s pain
That´s why we lay on nails
It´s Mundane
It´s Insane
Our Bane

The serpent´s bite
Demonic rite
Vicious delight

Temptation Will bring me down – bring me down, bring me down!
Temptation Will bring me down – bring me down, down, down, down...


Sin and sanity collide
In poetic paradox
The surrendering of my pride
(The surrendering of my pride!)
I am the first offender
Convicted by my essence
Suffering and splendor
(Suffering and splendor!)

The same hand that caress
Will be the one to rip apart
To backstab then save my life
(To backstab then save my live)

All the sins I cannot confess
They inspire my sick art
They are my pen, my voice, my knife.
(They are my pen, my voice, my knife)

Your absence is the scar
That carves me into a man
Reminding me that I am human
I kiss your poisoned lips
Worship your baroque face
Put my life in the palm of your hands

Cynical destiny
Dirty devotion
We´re bonded to each other ´till death do us part

And deep within
We laugh in sin
We cry and grin

Temptation Will bring me down – bring me down, bring me down!
Temptation Will bring me down – bring me down, down, down, down...
Track Name: Madman in Chains
Madman in chains

Go on – Yes, he must go on
For there isn´t any choice
Just a chord out of tune comes out from his voice

Alone – oh, he walks alone
For no one would understand
If they only knew he´d be forever banned

A solitary man among the crowd – lost among the crowd (2x)
Keeping alive, keeping unbound

Chorus:
Madman in chains, madman in chains
Corrorise sorrow flows in his veins

Insane – labelled as insane
In the life he left behind
In the maze of despair where he was confined

He shall not be once again imprisoned – never locked again (2x)
For his mental state, his sick vision

Chorus:
Madman in chains, madman in chains
Corrorise sorrow flows in his veins
Madman in chains, madman in chains
Fatal tomorrow that his mind strains

And his face wears the mask of sanity – mask of sanity (2x)
His mind carries the curse, the profanity

Madman in chains, madman in chains
Corrorise sorrow flows in his veins
Madman in chains, madman in chains
Fatal tomorrow that his mind strains

The madman in Chains (2x)
Track Name: Dark Disease
Dark Disease

Our Love is registered in epic poems
written on Patient Information Leaflets
Of all anticonvulsive
Antidepressive
Antipychotic
And Antimyself Medicine
You force me to take, my Dark Disease...

I´m just a little piece of a broken mirror
I´m just the old torn book that´s fallen from the shelf
My hands shall bring only destruction to your life
My thoughts are the mist cloudening the human self

So don´t get contaminated
By this thing inside me, my
Dark Disease (4x)

Time goes so fast to me but I can´t grasp its flow
Laughing at me, the clock put its claws on my neck
Confusion is the mistress that lays in my bed
Consuming my head ´till my emotions become wreck

So don´t come close, protect yourself
From this worm inside me, my
Dark Disease (4x)

Lots of voices
Distract me
Tapdance over my sanity

Psycho thoughts
Invade me
Feed up my comorbidity

A condition
And a curse
It´s the ball and chain of my mind

Medicate me
Isolate me
Before the maniac rises

My birthmark is this disorder
That devours my brain
And nobody can discover
This thing that brings me Pain, my
Dark Disease (4x)

Dark Disease – you can´t save me, you can´t take it!
Dark Disease –you can´t take it, lock me away, please!
Dark Disease – Forget me, forget me, forget me, forget me!
Dark Disease – you can´t save my mind, you can´t save my soul!

Lock me away!